Wizards of Wall Street

At an awards presentation and luncheon on June 1st at Adelphi University our students proudly show their medals.
At an awards presentation and luncheon on June 1st at Adelphi University our students proudly show their medals.
Mr. O'Connor and his three teams of fourth-grade students who made an historical sweep of the 2017 Spring Long Island Stock Market Game.
Mr. O'Connor and his three teams of fourth-grade students who made an historical sweep of the 2017 Spring Long Island Stock Market Game.
Sara Bryant who runs the Stock Market Game educational program for the SIFMA Foundation congratulates our Maplewood students.
Sara Bryant who runs the Stock Market Game educational program for the SIFMA Foundation congratulates our Maplewood students.

Mr. O'Connor's fourth-grade Maplewood class participated in the SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game with amazing returns.  One of the teams in the class came in 1st place in the Grades 3-5 Spring Long Island Stock Market Game. Not only that, it seems the stock picking wizards also took 2nd and 3rd place. It was a clean sweep! Our Maplewood students beat out over 200 other teams across Long Island. The SIFMA organization said this is the first time in the history of the game that one school swept the top 3 spots. Maplewood’s 1st place team finished 10th statewide in all levels of competition, against over 1600 teams, and the top 9 schools were all Middle school or High School teams. These three "Wizards of Wall Street" teams focused on a "Buy Low and Sell High" approach picking stocks like Chipotle, Amazon, Google, and their top earner Tesla.  Congratulations to:

1st Place - Taihino Quinones, Ariel Gonzalez Flores

2nd Place - Koji Flores, Cash Resta

3rd Place - Olivia Knudsen, Leah LaMay


The teams were invited to an awards presentation and luncheon on June 1st at Adelphi University. The students were given medals, an opportunity to give a speech to the crowd and treated to a fantastic lunch. What a great experience for the class and these 6 champions!